Jessica Harrington has won this several times in recent years but Citizenship will need to show more than he has in his two starts over hurdles to play his part. High Desert ran well in this last year but has been beaten a distance in three subsequent events and Noble Pageant has only shown moderate form in bumpers. Benny's Fagartha showed a glimmer of ability on his bumper debut at Navan a year ago and is much more likely to make a jumper but FAHAMORE looks the one to be on. Edward Harty's son of Kayf Tara attracted a little support on his debut in a Sligo maiden in May and ran well enough behind Shady Pines to suggest he'd be up to winning a race of this nature.
Citizenship 16-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, tailed off, 14th of 18, well behind Down In Neworleans (11-9) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Feb.
Cave Artist (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 10l behind Flavia Tatiana (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-70 pol in Oct (flat).
Definite Knockoff (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 13th of 17, 30l behind Make A Track (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Fahamore 14-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, moderate 8th approaching 4 out, kept on without threatening from after 2 out, 3rd of 16, 11l behind Shady Pines (10-13) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
High Desert (GER) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division on inner, never a factor, 14th of 23, well behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Jack The Ref (IRE) Milan gelding out of Dante's Skip.
Noble Pageant (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace from over 2f out, 5th of 10, 10l behind Koko Lane (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gs in Oct.
Once Bitten (IRE) Great Palm gelding out of Golden Needle.
Prince Of Diamonds (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 18, 37l behind Bouillabaisse (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 1f nhf gd in May.
Special Bar (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Zephyrelle.
Thomas Edison (IRE) Danehill Dancer gelding out of Bright Bank.
Benny's Fagartha (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 7th 5f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace without threatening from under 4f out, 4th of 18, 22l behind Whatwillwecallher (11-2) at Limerick 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Jan.
Fox's Field (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 5th entering straight, no extra from 2 out, 7th of 12, 49l behind Lyreen Legend (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct.